Campfires and Wagon Rides in Maryland


Campfires and wagon rides in Maryland are staples of a fall experience. Friends and family sitting around a campfire singing songs, telling stories and toasting marshmallows is a lot of fun and creates memories.

As evening temperatures cool, a few local parks and farms are offering public rentals of campfire rings and in some cases, even wagon rides. Make sure to reserve your date in advance at one of the sites below. If your adventurous family loves camping overnight, check out some of the best places in Maryland for Fall Camping

Campfires and Wagon Rides

Carroll County Recreation & Parks

Enjoy a private wagon ride on the trails of Piney Run Park followed by up to an hour campfire! We’ll supply the wagon ride and campfire, families bring your own supplies for making s’mores, hotdogs and other fun campfire treats. Available September and October

Address: 30 Martz Road, Sykesville
Phone: 410-795-5165
Wagon-Ride: 45-minute private ride
Campfire Rental: 1 hour
Cost: $120 per group (up to 25 people)
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Montgomery County Parks

Imagine sitting around a cozy campfire roasting marshmallows and sharing stories with friends and family. Montgomery Parks can make it happen! Private groups may reserve campfire rings at five different locations. Rentals include enough fuel for your reservation and a safety bucket. Don’t forget to bring your own fire starter, trash bags and any food your group would like to enjoy.

Campfire Ring Rental Locations:

More information:

Black Hill Nature Programs
20926 Lake Ridge Drive, Boyds
Campfire Rental: $150 for 3 hours

Brookside Nature Center
1400 Glenallan Avenue, Wheaton
Campfire Rental: $150 for 3 hours

Maydale Nature Classroom
1638 Maydale Drive, Colesville
Campfire Rental: $150 for 3 hours

Locust Grove Nature Center
(multiple locations within)
7777 Democracy Boulevard, Bethesda


  • Cabin Patio Fire cooking hearth

    Guest Limit: 30 guests
    Rental Cost: $175 for 3 hours

  • Oak Grove Fire Ring

    Guest Limit: 40 guests
    Rental Cost: $150 for 3 hours

  • N.E.A. Fire Ring

    Guest Limit: 30 guests
    Rental Cost: $150 for 3 hours

  • Sycamore Fire Ring

    Guest Limit: 60 guests
    Rental Cost: $175 for 3 hours

Butler’s Orchard Campfire Rentals

Have an outdoor get-together with friends and family. Private bonfire sites at Butler’s Orchard includes 1 picnic table, a fire with enough firewood to burn for approximately 2 – 2 1/2  hours (our staff will set your fire and light it for you, but you are responsible for maintaining it) Basic sites includes up to 25 people, but additional guest can be added for an extra fee per person. Site for up to 50 people are also available.

Address: 22222 Davis Mill Road, Germantown
Campfire Rental: 2-2 1/2 hours
Wagon-Ride: 30-minute private ride
Cost: Bonfire only- Up to 25 guests: $295 ($345 Peak*), Up to 50 guests: $495 ($545 Peak*)
Bonfire plus hayride- Up to 25 guests: $395 ($445 Peak*), Up to 50 guests: $645 ($695 Peak*)
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Milburn Orchards Campfire Rentals

A Milburn Orchards evening hayride is a leisurely paced hayride through the orchards, plus a large bonfire. Bonfire is provided with an attending employee to keep it going, roasting sticks, and during the fall two gallons of cider per wagon load of people (mid-Sept-mid Dec).

Address: 1495 Appleton Road, Elkton
Phone: 800-684–3000
Campfire Rental: 1 1/2 hours
Wagon-Ride: 30-minute ride (15 minute ride to bonfire site & 15 minutes return ride)
Cost: Small wagon (up to 25 people): $290, Medium wagon (up to 35 people): $320, Large wagon (up to 45 people): $350
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